Iliopsoas Tendinitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Joseph P Garry, MD, FACSM, FAAFP; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the prevalence of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the anatomy of the pelvis relevant to iliopsoas tendonitis?

What are the biomechanics of iliopsoas tendonitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate iliopsoas tendonitis?

What causes iliopsoas tendonitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Iliopsoas Tendinitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the role of a lidocaine challenge test in the workup of iliopsoas tendonitis?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the treatment of acute iliopsoas tendonitis?

How is acute iliopsoas tendonitis treated?

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the recovery phase of treatment for iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the role of recreational therapy in the recovery phase of treatment for iliopsoas tendonitis?

How is intermittent pain treated during the recovery phase of iliopsoas tendinitis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of iliopsoas tendinitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with iliopsoas tendinitis?

What is the corticosteroid injection in the treatment of iliopsoas tendinitis?

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the maintenance phase of treatment for iliopsoas tendonitis?

What is the role of recreational therapy in the maintenance phase of treatment for iliopsoas tendonitis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of iliopsoas tendonitis?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Iliopsoas Tendinitis?

Which medications in the drug class Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Iliopsoas Tendinitis?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Iliopsoas Tendinitis?

Follow-up

When is return to play allowed following treatment of iliopsoas tendonitis?

What are the possible complications of iliopsoas tendonitis?

How is iliopsoas tendinitis prevented?